As an operating room nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer has staffed enough neurosurgery procedures to know the impact hydrocephalus can have on a person’s life. So, when her daughter, Laurel, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus while she was still in the womb, Jennifer turned to the best team to give Laurel the best chance in life.
When doctors discovered a large tumor growing on their unborn baby’s tailbone, Jenny and Derek sought expert care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Before she was born, Sophia underwent successful surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to remove a tumor called a sacrococcygeal teratoma from her tailbone. See how she's doing now.
The fetal medicine team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia made a treatment plan for his CCAM/CPAM, and Owen is now home and happy after surgery.
Chris and Jolin traveled from their home in Pensacola, Florida to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to give their son, Max, access to world-class CDH care.
CDH can be a devastating diagnosis for an expecting parent to receive. But for a select group of babies with the most severe form of CDH, treatment before birth may help.
Born with a hole in her diaphragm (congenital diaphragmatic hernia), feeding difficulties were one of the biggest hurdles little Maggie has had to face in her CDH journey.
After receiving a prenatal diagnosis of CDH, Laura and Nick turned to the expertise of CHOP’s fetal team.
When Henry was prenatally diagnosed with spina bifida in the middle of the pandemic, his parents turned to CHOP’s fetal surgery team for help and hope.